Shakira Wants To Build Walls To Keep Gerard Pique's Family Out Of 'Shared' House
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Gerard Pique's parents will be locked out of Shakira's house, as she looks to literally build walls between herself and her former partner's family.
For years Pique has been the envy of many of his fans, and not just because of a football career that's seen him win virtually every trophy with Barcelona and Spain.
The centre back's long term relationship with Shakira, in which they have two children from, certainly boosted his profile both in and out of football.
However, earlier this month it was revealed that after 11 years the pair had split up, as they put out a joint statement following rumours on the internet.
For anyone who cares about the player's personal life, things have got so bad in their relationship that the musician is cutting his parents off.
Gerard's mum and dad are neighbours with the couple and the houses are interlocking, as are Shakira's parents on the other side.
However with their split, the Colombian no longer wants his family to have such free access to the house she'll continue to be living in.
According to one report, via Marca, the recording artist is to build walls up to cut off the communal areas with her parents-in-law, which is quite understandable, but also sad.
"Shakira is very seriously valuing discomunicating one house from the other," journalist Laura Fe explained on the latest episode of her her podcast.
"It is no longer her family and she would want to divide the common parts."
The three houses reportedly share a swimming pool and that could be included in the common areas of the house that get walled off.
It's all a huge change from a month ago, when the Barcelona defender was waxing lyrical about his relationship with Shakira, whilst talking to Gary Neville.
The former Manchester United teammates were talking on Neville's show, when he asked the centre back about why he wasn't yet married.
"I like it how we are right now. We have two kids, nine and seven, we work good as a couple. We don't have the need to be married, it's fine," Pique said.
It's not been a great few weeks for the World Cup winner, with Barca, the club he grew up playing for and returned to in 2008, after a brief time at United, telling him he's not longer wanted.